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Yadush earns state skiing title

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

While most people were bemoaning the fact that Old Man Winter dumped a foot of snow across the Lehigh Valley on the first full day of spring, Kate Yadush was excited to take advantage of some late-season skiing.

“I love the powder,” said Yadush about the chance to ski on the newly-fallen snow.

And as people dug out from the fourth Nor-Easter, Kate and her family hit the slopes, a place where the Whitehall middle schooler feels at home.

Outdoors: Lots of hunting and fishing chances

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Weather permitting, this weekend brings a smorgasbord of hunting and angling opportunities.

Spring gobbler hunting season opens April 28 in Pennsylvania and at the same time, shad have started their spawning run up the Delaware River. And right behind them, striped bass are entering the lower Delaware River and all along the New Jersey shore during their spring spawn run.

He’s back! After a major injury, Logan Kreglow will compete on American Ninja Warrior

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Logan Kreglow isn’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines.

He wants to be in the athletic arena, something that was in jeopardy a few years ago, and that experience has led him to seize the opportunity to test his skills against other athletes from across the country.

Phantoms set to start the playoffs on Friday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.

Dylan Cozens aiming to get back to form

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MIKE FEIFEL in Sports

Dylan Cozens is feeling it again.

After an abysmal 2017 campaign, the right-fielder is looking confident at the plate and making contact. Monday night’s three-run blast in the sixth inning proved to be the clinching runs to seal another IronPig victory.

It may be early, but the confidence is a refreshing presence at the plate and reminiscent of his 2016 season in Reading.

Zephyr volleyball team hits 7-1 mark

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Whitehall boys volleyball team had a busy weekend, traveling north to tackle a couple of District 2 denizens.

They played a tri-match against Tunkhannok and Delaware Valley, emerging victorious in both matches. Those two victories raised their record to 7-1 this season.

Their first match was against Tunkhannock and head coach George Cowitch said that they handled the Tigers in three sets. In that match, Dylan McGinley had 10 kills and three blocks, while Alex Khouri had eight kills and four blocks.

Baseball tops NHS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

For a brief moment, the sun broke through the clouds at Northampton’s baseball field, showcasing the home run trot of Ben Antonchak as he crossed home plate.

Before that inning, the snow had been falling, the wind was whipping, and conditions didn’t seem favorable for a ball to leave the yard. But Antonchak took an outside pitch and drove it to right, sending the Whitehall bench into a frenzy once it sailed over the fence. His grand slam in the top of the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie, helping lead the Zephyrs to a 8-1 win over the Kids.